Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) welcomes the opportunity to make this submission to the Department of Education’s Review to Inform a Better and Fairer Education System. The submission will advise Education Ministers on what reform priorities should be included in the next National School Reform Agreement, a joint agreement between the Commonwealth, States and Territories to lift student outcomes across Australian schools.

The Review’s final report will be finalised by 31 October 2023.

WWDA’s submission commends the Australian Government on its efforts to ensure that the Australian education system is equitable, and delivers quality outcomes for all students. WWDA looks forward to contributing to the discussion on how the Australian education system can be reformed to meet the needs of students with disability, and to meet Australia’s obligations under international human rights law.

WWDA’s submission addresses 4 key areas which include:

  • The right to inclusive education
  • The current state of education for students with disability
  • Funding
  • Data collection

The submission also includes a number of recommendations for consideration.